Michael Hinton


Michael Hinton


Mortgage Broker





About Michael Hinton

Upon graduating from college in 1994 I decided to try something different and moved to the burgeoning outpost of Central Oregon. Since that time I have put down roots and this area has become home. While much has changed since I arrived, I am proud as ever to live, work, and play in the high desert of Oregon.

I am a firm believer one must be actively engaged in the betterment of one’s community and industry. Specific to the real estate industry, I have served multiple terms as President of the Central Oregon chapter of the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals. I also am a long-term active member of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors having served on the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee.

For over 20 years I represented Deschutes County on the Board of Commissioners for Housing Works, the regional housing authority for Central Oregon. While on the Board I held various positions on the Executive Committee including several terms as Chairperson. During the time I served, Housing Works emerged as the premiere developer of affordable workforce housing in the Tri-County region.

My grandfather used to say, “You should buy real estate. The last time I checked they stopped making it.” To this day real estate continues to be a smart long-term investment. However, having experienced both up markets and down markets, one must be responsible and informed when buying. When I see past clients, first-time homebuyers, and seasoned investors alike, they consistently thank me for taking the time to educate them on the home-buying process, the costs involved and most importantly the loan programs that best fit their needs.

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At Elev8 Mortgage, we are passionate about helping people achieve their homeownership goals. If you are looking to buy your first home, refinance your current home, or move up to your ultimate dream home, the experienced team of licensed and local mortgage advisors at Elev8 Mortgage are here to help! We offer our clients local processing, and we will close your loan on time, every time.